I am learning the hard way…

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s a burtally long night! :O How far along are you? I found first trimester really hard that way, (although I wasn’t working hero hours like you) and then come second trimester it was sooo much better.

Post # 4
2781 posts
Sugar bee

@Hippos:  for the past few weeks I’ve been EXHAUSTED. Literally falling asleep at work, I go to bed between 9-10 every night now and I still can’t function. I don’t even feel safe driving because I cannot keep my eyes open. It’s AWFUL. I think it’s worse this time around because I have a two year old who is a little crazy these days

Post # 5
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Hippos:  omgosh you poor thing!!!! I can’t even imagine, I’m exhausted and I get a good 8-10 hours of sleep a night.  Does your employer know you’re pregnant? I know the medical field is tough, but I wonder if there’s any way you can skip call or maybe just ask your co-workers to help you out and take your call for you?  My BIL is a doctor and all the older guys always ask him to take his call – they pay him cash on top of what he gets paid for the hospital, so he’s always happy to do it.  Not sure if you’re in a position to do that (financially and in your specialty – he’s not a surgeon so not sure if it differs at all from specialty to specialty) but just thought I’d throw it out there.

Take care of yourself!

Post # 6
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Same here! I’m a transplant coordinator and have to do call. Luckily I’ve only had to pull one all-nighter since I’ve been pregnant. I’m now 29 weeks, and my last call shift is this week – thank goodness!

Post # 7
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Extreme exhaustion is a side effect of pregnancy… it’s especially bad in the first trimester.  I’m sorry but I have to ask – are you putting anyone’s life in danger…?  Being that you’re so tired and work in surgery?

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